One dead in suspected armed robbery

fatal shooting
Posted at 7:51 PM, Aug 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-05 19:51:00-04

TIFTON, Ga. (WTXL) - A person is dead after a shooting early this morning at a Waffle House in Tifton.

According to the Tifton Police Department, 30-year-old Jesse Hall, a Waffle House employee, was found in the parking lot with gunshot wounds. Officers say Hall and another female employee encountered two men in the parking lot, where Hall was shot and the other employee was physically assaulted.

Police believe the men were trying to rob the store; they were last seen running toward Timmons Drive and West 11th Street.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is now assisting in the investigation.